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    2019 Toddler Book Club

    Hello and welcome to Joy in the Post’s 2019 Toddler Book Club. My baby is a toddler this year and I’d love for you to join us on our reading adventures in 2019. We are kicking this off in the month of May with two books about dogs. My 15 month old daughter loves pointing out dogs in books and when we are out and about. Feel free to join us in reading our selections or let us know what you are reading this month. May Feel free to join us in reading our selections or let us know what you are reading this month. May Gaston by Kellie Dipucchio…

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    Baby food – getting your baby started

    Starting your baby on solid foods is both an exciting and daunting milestone for many parents. I started Baby Chloe a week before her 6 month health check-up. I know that many people start earlier but I decided that as the current guide lines say you don’t need to start feeding your baby to 6 months old, why over complicate life with an extra task. I also thought this way if I had some questions I knew I could ask at her health check-up. In hindsight I can see that for some people, starting earlier could be great for exactly the reason I held off. It gives you a daily…

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    Newborn bedtime routine

    [et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Newborn bedtime routine Those early days with a newborn can be pretty tough. I found having a simple bedtime routine made me feel a little more in control of the situation. So when Chloe was a newborn I did the following mini bedtime routine: Fresh nappy (obviously) Leg massage (I didn’t use any special technique – just what I thought would feel nice) Pajamas on Lavender spray around the cot (mostly for me) – ThisWorks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray is a good one Bedtime story – Guess How Much I Love You was one of our early favourites Feed We found this routine helped Chloe know…

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    Reading to your baby – 6 to 7 months old

    I really enjoy reading books to our baby. I love to read in general and children’s books are super fun. Here is a round-up of Baby Chloe’s favourite books for months 6 and 7. Where is Little Fish? by Lucy Cousins A lift the flaps board book about a game of hide and seek with different fish – stripy fish, twisty twirly fish, curly whirly fish, shelly fish, crab and of course little fish and mummy fish. The flaps are quite sturdy. Four of them flip down and are easy for my baby to reveal if I pop my finger under the top of the flap. The other two she…

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    A new start…

    Hello to my lovely readers! I can’t believe how long it has been. We had baby Chloe in January this year and it has just changed my life and perspective more than I could have imagined. I thought I’d get back to blogging in a few weeks but I have been in a loved-up bubble for the past 9 months and it has been wonderful. I don’t regret taking the time out for a second. I’m returning to blogging, so I can share this wonderful new adventure with you all. I have found reading and watching (hello YouTube – my new found bestie!) about other Mama’s journey’s to be so…

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    Baby subscriptions

    My baby subscription wish list – October 2017

    It’s been exciting times at Joy in the Post as we are expecting our first baby in January. So as someone who loves subscription boxes I’ve been comparing the different baby subscription boxes to decide which ones I’d like to get for my little bundle of joy. As a first time mama I’m really not sure of what is going to be good for me and my family. So I’m excited to try out lots of different things. I also want to be prepared, as I know that I don’t cope very well on little sleep and I want to have know that I have got the right gear for…

  • Lifestyle

    Sanrio Small Gift Crate – October 2017

    While this quarter’s box was smaller in size than last quarter’s it still packed a punch! The October 2017 Sanrio box theme was tasty and while nothing was edible 🙂 It’s still a pretty tasty box. First look The goodies Sanrio Lunch Bag $28 US for a similar lunch bag in the Sanrio Official Online Store This was one of my favourite items this month. It’s so cute and practical. I love things that have a purpose! Loot Crate says – “Enjoy your lunch or snacks with your Sanrio friends every time you use this bag! The insulated tote features multiple characters and is freat for work, school, the beach…

  • Lifestyle

    Sanrio Small Gift Crate review – Summer 2017

    Oh Sanrio Crate, you are so cute and adorable. When I dug into the Summer 2017 Sanrio Small Gift Crate I squealed with delight… a Hello Kitty beach towel!! OMG – I was so excited and it comes with a matching beach towel and flip flops. Agghhhh…. This is the best box yet!! So you know my thoughts. I loved it. Now let’s look at the goodies. First look The goodies Sanrio Beach Towel Value – $32 US for a similar Beach Towel in the official Sanrio store This is my favourite item. I really needed a new beach towel and this one is so cute and vibrant. I love it!…

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    Mother’s Day Subscription Box Gift Guide 2017

    This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 14 May. Which is exactly two weeks away! Here are my Top 3 gifts for Mother’s Day 2017. Birchbox Price – from $32.95 for a 3 month gift subscription. Use code BESTMOM to get 10% off. If your mom likes beauty samples, this is a nice gift that keeps on giving (for a few months anyway!) You can choose from a 3, 6 or 12 month gift voucher. Popsugar Must Have Price – $39.95 plus shipping Personally I’m a big fan of Popsugar. I haven’t seen any Mother’s Day deals, but at full price this box is still a good option. The May…

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    Sanrio Crate ‘Friendship’ – March 2017 review

    Hooray! This week my second Sanrio Crate arrived in the mail. This month’s theme is Friendship and features Hello Kitty, the Little Twins, Patty & Jimmy, Dear Daniel, Mimmy and My Melody. Sanrio Crate is a quarterly subscription from Loot Crate. The next edition is due out by end of June 2017. First look The goodies Little Twins Infinity Scarf $24 US for similar scarf in the Sanrio store Sanrio Crate says ‘Kiki and Lala are twin stars born on Omoiyari Star. The pastel foil print captures the twinkle of the starry skies and the sweetness of Little Twin Stars! You won’t find this one-of-a-kind scarf anywhere but the Sanrio…